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Gone Are the Days

Gone are the days of wretchedness and sin

Author: Herbert H. Booth
Tune: [Gone from my heart the world and all its charms]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Gone are the days of wretchedness and sin,
Gone are the days of conflicts fierce within,
Gone far away, no more my soul to know:
My Savior’s blood my heart is keeping white as snow.

I’m happy, I’m happy,
For with Jesus now I live,
And constant peace, and joy, and comfort He doth give.

2 Gone are the days a Savior’s love I spurned,
Gone are the times from Calv’ry’s scene I turned;
Gone, to be brought against me nevermore!
My Savior’s blood has bought my pardon—safe and sure. [Refrain]

3 Come are the joys of a heart in blood washed white;
Come is the peace of a conscience pure and right;
Come to my heart, there ever to remain,
“For me to live is Christ” henceforth, and “Death is gain!” [Refrain]

Songs and Music [Salvation Army], 1922 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Herbert H. Booth

Herbert Henry Howard Booth (26 August 1862 – 25 September 1926) was the third son of William and Catherine Booth. He oversaw the Limelight Department's development and he was the writer and director for Soldiers of the Cross. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gone are the days of wretchedness and sin
Title: Gone Are the Days
Author: Herbert H. Booth
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm happy, I'm happy, with Jesus now I live


[Gone from my heart the world and all its charms]

Stephen Foster published this tune in 1853 with the following lyrics, entitled "Old Black Joe"; the hymn texts set to it are parodies of the parlor song: 1. Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay; Gone are my friends from the cottonfields away; Gone from the earth to a better land I know,…

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Timeless Truths #86
  • Gone_Are_the_Days.pdf (PDF)
  • Gone_Are_the_Days.xml (XML)


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Timeless Truths #86

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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